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If you are reading this article and are in the LGBT community, there is a high chance that you or someone you know in the community has considered suicide at some point. LGBT youth have statistically been more likely to commit suicide than non-LGBT youth. Throughout history there has been an issue with supportive resources available for young LGBT children who are desperate for help. In 1998 The Trevor Project was founded by the creators of the 1994 film Trevor, to provide suicide-prevention services for struggling teens. They are now the leading national organization for providing crisis intervention to LGBT youth.
The Academy Award-winning film that launched The Trevor Project
AfterEllen attended A Night Out For Trevor hosted by The Trevor Project and The Trevor Project Dallas Ambassador Council at W Hotel in Dallas, Texas to celebrate their 20th year saving lives.
In attendance were drag queen dancer Elliot Pucket who performed at the gala and Jake DuPree, Cosmopolitan’s glamorous reporter Glitter Fantasy The Unicorn.
The Trevor project is a non-profit organization that relies on benfits like these to help raise the funds needed to keep the service going. For every dollar donated to the cause, a counselor can spend one minute helping save LGBT youth lives. The main sponsor in support of the event was automobile company Toyota.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide and it has brought you to this article, please call The Trevor Lifeline at (866) 488-7386.